Texas vs. Iowa State Preview and Prediction

The Texas Longhorns host the Iowa State Cyclones looking to snap a two game losing streak and pull their conference record to an even .500.


Texas: 2-4 (1-2 Big 12)

Iowa State: 2-4 (0-3 Big 12)

Last Meeting: Texas won 31-30 in 2013

Key Stat: Texas lost to Oklahoma last week, despite outgaining the Sooners by 250 yards.

Texas Outlook: The Longhorns lost to Oklahoma last week but showed some improvement over their last few games, giving them  hope for a turnaround against Iowa State.

In that game, quarterback Tyrone Swoopes threw for 334 yards as the Longhorns amassed 482 yards of offense.

The defense played much better than the score suggested - they allowed just 232 yards of offense, but a special teams touchdown and a defensive touchdown by Oklahoma inflated the score.

Iowa State Outlook: The Cyclones are off to a rough start, though their schedule hasn't been the most favorable. Already having faced three top 20 teams, Iowa State has an 0-3 conference record with losses to Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma State.

Quarterback Sam Richardson leads Iowa State in both passing (1,354 yards) and rushing (283 yards).

What to watch for: Will the progress made last week carry over for the Texas offense? Though they scored two touchdowns late in the game, it was clear that the Longhorns offense figured something out.

The defense has been carrying their weight, so if the offense can begin to contribute, Texas has a chance to start playing much better in the coming weeks.

What they're saying:

New center Taylor Doyle emerging as contributor (Burnt Orange Nation)

Texas defense making strides (Hook 'Em Headlines)


Texas - 27, Iowa State - 17

The Longhorns seemed to figure some things out on offense last week, hanging around against Oklahoma. That momentum should carry over this week, resulting in a win over a struggling Iowa State team.

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